Recognition of Culture


With aims of preserving the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of those countries in which it operates, Odebrecht has established partnerships with publishers, universities, class entities and government agencies. Such work makes it possible to promote important projects in the area. Developed by scholars, the works address a range of different topics, but share the common trait of proposing a reflection about the past, present and future of different social segments.

Learn more about the titles that have resulted from these partnerships below: 

History of Brazilian Foreign Affairs

História das Relações Internacionais do Brasil was published in 2001 with the sponsorship of Petrobras and the Odebrecht Organization. The work was organized by Raul Mendes Silva and Clóvis Brigagão.
It presents a compilation of academic and diplomatic texts on the origin, evolution and activities of Brazilian diplomacy, from the colonial period up to present day. The book emphasizes the importance of formulating a foreign policy that is up to speed with transformations and complexity of today’s global scenario.

History of Family and Romantic Life of Slaves in 19th Century Bahia

Published in 2001 by the UFBa Bahia Studies Center, Histórias de Vida Familiar e Afetiva de Escravos na Bahia do Século XIX is the result of the master's thesis by Isabel Cristina Ferreira dos Reis. The author proposes to answer the question: how in captivity did the slaves, uprooted from their traditions and separated from their loved ones, establish and maintain family and romantic relationships? To develop her narrative, the author researched countless documents from the time.

Illustrated Guide to Fauna and Flora for the Copesul Park

The guide, launched by Copesul, was created by the technical staff of the Rio Grande do Sul Zoological Botany Foundation. It was put together by Cláudio A. Mondin, Teresia Strehl and Inga L. Veitenheimer-Mendes. With detailed information and illustrations, it describes the species that inhabit the Copesul Environmental Protection Park – currently called Braskem Park.

Guia Ilustrado de Fauna e Flora Para o Parque Copesul was launched in 2006.

In Search of Dinosaurs

In 2000 and 2001, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) National Museum, Fogo-Fátuo Expedições and the Center for Culture, Information and the Environment (CIMA) promoted a series of expeditions to paleontological sites. The idea was to increase knowledge on the Cretaceous period. Published in 2003, Em Busca dos Dinossauros records the research and discoveries made during the period. It unveils the mysteries and enchantments of regions of unquestionable historical, cultural and scientific value.

Indigenous Work on Lands of Vera or Santa Cruz and Brazil: Attempt at Ergologic Recovery

The result of a partnership between Odebrecht and Editora Salamandra, the book Trabalho Índio em Terras da Vera ou Santa Cruz e do Brasil: Tentativa de Resgate Ergológico was published in 1995. Written by Professor José Martins Catharino, from the Federal University of Bahia, it presents the result of his research on the work of indigenous peoples in Brazil during the 16th century. The study covers the period extending from April 1500 to the start of the Entradas e Bandeiras (“Entries and Flags”) movement.